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Darfur Video Blog Map

In the last two weeks we have written a little about how Google Maps is being used by some news organisations to help explain news stories (see the UK flood maps below). The Google LatLong Blog has today posted a story about how StopGenocideNow has produced a video map of their visits to refugee camps along the Chad-Darfur border.

As the Google LatLong blog points out the use of video "helps to put names and faces to the people who have been affected by what the United Nations has described as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises." Placing these videos on Google Maps also gives viewers a better understanding of the geographical location of these stories.

Google LatLong: Darfur video blog map

The Google LatLong blog also has a link to the Crisis in Darfur layer in Google Earth.